MAT Alumna Receives Fulbright Distinguished Award
We are delighted to share this press release about Kari Giordano MAT 2006
The U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board announced that Kari Giordano of Mount Everett Regional School in Sheffield, Massachusetts, has been offered a Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program grant.
Giordano is one of approximately 25 U.S. citizens who will travel abroad through the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program in 2019-2020. Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected on the basis of academic and professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to build relations between the people of the United States and the people of other countries that are needed to solve global challenges. The Fulbright Program is funded through an annual appropriation made by the U.S. Congress to the U.S. Department of State. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations, and foundations around the world also provide direct and indirect support to the Program, which operates in over 160 countries worldwide. Since its inception in 1946, the Fulbright Program has provided more than 380,000 students, scholars, teachers, artists, professionals and scientists the opportunity to study, teach, conduct research, exchange ideas, and contribute to finding solutions to shared international concerns. Fulbrighters address critical global challenges in all fields, while building relationships, knowledge, and leadership in support of the United States’ long-term interests. Fulbright alumni have achieved distinction in many areas, including 59 who have been awarded the Nobel Prize, 84 who have received Pulitzer Prizes, and 37 who have served as a head of state or government.
The Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Semester Research Program is a professional development opportunity, which provides U.S. K-12 educators the opportunity to travel to one of 12 countries for three to six months of independent study and professional development, during which they learn and share educational practices with their peers, to better prepare students for successful and responsible participation in the global economy.